USB-C Gigabit + Power Adapter

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USB-C Gigabit + Power Adapter

The USB-C Gigabit + Power Adapter connects a USB-C iPad  to ethernet and to power.  It uses a USB-C Charger as its power source.

It is ideal for use in iPad-based point of sale systems, kiosks or other 24/7 use cases where the iPad requires a dependable wired connection to a network and to power.   Since the connection to power is optional, this adapter is also a durable and convenient “fits in your pocket” adapter that can be used to connect an iPad or iPhone to ethernet in the field.

When connected to a USB-C iPad the Adapter is instantly recognized as a network connection.  This network connection can be configured using the iOS Settings app.

This adapter supports USB-C iPads and iPhones only. It is not compatible with an iPad that has a Lightning port.

  • $69
  • 013964221725
  • One year
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  • 10/100/1000
  • Use USB 3.x USB-C cables to obtain fastest network connection
  • RJ45 Auto MDX connector


  • Use charger that complies with USB Power Delivery spec and supplies 18W
  • Connector: USB-C
  • Use USB-C cable that is USB-IF certified. Recommended length of 1000mm or less.


  • For use with all iOS devices with USB-C connector
  • Requires iOS 16.5 or later
  • Connector: USB-C
  • Use USB-C cable that is USB-IF certified. Recommended length of 1500mm or less.


  • Temperature Range: 0C – 55C


  • Dimensions: 3.25” x 1.75” x .95”



Since this adapter can operate with or without being connected to a USB-C charger, power issues are very uncommon. If the adapter is connected to a USB-C charger yet the iPad is failing to maintain a charge:

  • Confirm that the USB-C charger complies with the USB power delivery (USB PD) specification
  • Confirm that the USB-C charger can provide at least 18W
  • Use Apple brand or USB-IF certified USB-C cables and keep USB-C cable length to 1 meter or less
  • Swap out the charger or USB-C cable to see if this impacts observed behavior


The ethernet connection is configured using the iOS Settings app. Should you observe that the ethernet connection is not stable, consider changing the USB-C cables that you are using. Using poor quality USB-C cables or using USB-C cables with a total combined length of more than 2500mm could contribute to instability in the network connection.

  • Note that USB-C cables also effect bandwidth. Using a USB 3.x USB-C cable to connect the C6-NETUSBC to the iPad will provide a faster network connection than using a USB 2 USB-C cable.


How do I configure the network connection?

Use the Settings app on your iPad. Once the Adapter is connected to an iPad or iPhone, “Ethernet” will appear in the Settings app in between WiFi and Bluetooth. Both DHCP and Static IP addresses are supported.

Can I use this Adapter with other computer or tablets?

The USB-C Gigabit + Power Adapter has been designed for use with a USB-C iPad. Since it uses industry standard networking and charging interfaces it may support other devices (i.e. MacBook, Surface or Android tablet) when used with a suitable USB Power Delivery compliant USB-C Charger. We do not test with these other platforms and are not able to offer support regarding use of these other platforms.

What is the maximum bandwidth of the ethernet connection?

The Gigabit + Power Adapter is a USB 3 to Ethernet Adapter. It provides bandwidth up to 750 Mbps when used with a USB-C iPad.

Can I share an iPad’s cellular data connection over the ethernet connection?

Not currently. Perhaps a future version of iOS will support this.

Does the USB-C Gigabit + Power Adapter have a unique MAC address?

Yes. Each Adapter is programmed with a unique MAC address during the manufacturing process.

Can I use any USB-C charger?

We assume that you will use the USB-C charger that came with the iPad. If for some reason you choose to use a different USB-C charger, the charger must comply with the USB Power Delivery specification and must provide at least 18W.

The Adapter has two USB-C ports. Does is matter how they are used?

Yes. As shown on the label on the bottom of the Adapter, one USB-C port must only be used to connect to the iPad and the other USB-C port must only be used to connect to a USB-C charger.

Can the Adapter operate without a USB-C Charger?

Yes. In this case the Adapter will draw power from the iPad in order to operate.

Can I connect the Adapter to any Ethernet hub or switch?

The Adapter supports a 10/100/1000 Mbps Ethernet connection. It is compatible with all ethernet hubs and switches. Or you may connect the Adapter directly to an ethernet port on a cable modem, PC or another ethernet device.

Does the Adapter have LEDs to display network status?

Yes. There is a power LED as well as LEDs to display network link status and network activity.

What version of iOS is required?

iOS 16.5 or later.

What is the size of the Gigabit + Power Adapter?

The Adapter is 3.2″ x 1.75″ x .95″.